Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery “Tip of the Day” from Dr. Francis R Palmer, III

The Minimal Incison Facelift…”Celebrity Lift” developed by Dr. Francis R Palmer, III is the next major advancement in facial rejuvenation.

If you have signs of Jowls, excess facial skin and sagging tissues…even at the earliest signs this equates to 2 or 3 inches of excess skin on each side of the face. The latest lasers used to shrink and tighten the skin will decrease this excess skin by 1 mm or maybe 2 ( there are roughly 25mm’s in an inch). That small amount of tightening does not compute with the sometimes outlandish claims made by some practicioners of lasers and deep chemical peels.

What this means, is that the excess skin will need to be cut and removed and this means an incision. The trick is to make the incision as small as possible and to hide it around the normal ear contour. This is the concept of the Minimal incision facelift “Celebrity Lift”.

Another significal advantage to this minimal incision facelift over skin lasers and peels is the ability to tighten the underlying muscle layer (SMAS layer) of the face. Tightening this layer by trimming the excess SMAS and then suturing the SMAS upward and backward allows the skin of the face to be redraped in a natural, more youthful manner avoiding the scary, windswept appearance tha makes us all cringe.

The “Celbrity Lift” may be performed without anesthesia because it was designed with minimal tissue dissection. This means a quicker, easier recovery. Most people return to work the next day. Combine Radiesse Injections to make the cheeks nmore full and youthful and the face can look 10 years younger. Why have an incision 4 times as large, with the old type face lift, if you don’t need it? The minimal incision facelift has arrived.

Read more about the “Celebrity Lift” here:

Watch the “Celebrity Lift” showcased on ABC’s talk show “The View” here:

Dr. Francis R Palmer, III